Police response to Raleigh protests has cost at least $2.2M

Raleigh Police during protest (Photo: WTVD)

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Law enforcement agencies have spent at least $2.2 million responding to protests that occurred in Raleigh following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

WRAL reported Wednesday that it obtained cost figures from agencies that include the Raleigh Police Department, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office and the State Highway Patrol.

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The figure does not include costs after the first week of June.

George Floyd, a Black man, died while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.

People came together across the country to protest racism and police brutality.

Some people turned to riots and looting in Raleigh.

Protesters also pulled down pieces of a Confederate monument near the Statehouse.